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Lea reveals edge over Bamboo, Sarah in 'Voice Kids'

Posted at | Updated as of 03/25/14 11:06 PM

MANILA – Lea Salonga thinks being a mother is her edge over her fellow coaches when they taped the blind auditions for the kids’ edition of “The Voice of the Philippines.”

In an interview with ABS-CBN News’ MJ Felipe last Friday, the award-winning singer said being a mother helped her win the young contestants’ hearts.

She said it also helped her deal with the young hopefuls who did not make the cut.

“The approach, it’s not any less truthful but it’s a little softer. For me, I have a child so I kind of have an idea of how to phrase something in a way that a kid will get, without their feelings getting super hurt,” she said.

Nonetheless, Salonga revealed she and her fellow coaches, Sarah Geronimo and Bamboo Manalac, also had their share of tears.

“It has been very interesting for us because for the first season of ‘The Voice,’ puro adults so the personalities are solid and formed already. For the kids, they are much more sensitive,” she said.

Asked how she would describe the whole blind audition experience with kids, Salonga said, “Very, very different. They are all phenomenally talented. They also have these big personalities. A lot of them are just beautiful.”

Unable to hide her excitement, Salonga said she is looking forward for the viewers to see the set of kids which they will mentor throughout the show.